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Dec 3, 2013 6:30pm PST
for businesses and america's competitiveness. here to discuss this, michelle, former chancellor of the public schools in washington d.c. and the ceo and founder of students first. michelle, we're happy to have you. you're such an education expert. let me start with the first question, can this be fixed? because just about every ceo tyler and i talk to are very worried about u.s. competitiveness and, you know, where will they get top talent in the workplace if our kids in school just aren't doing well? do you think? >> it can absolutely be fixed. i hear the same thing from business folks saying they can't find people in the applicant pool that have the skills and knowledge to fill mission critical jobs. that means there is a misalignment what we teach kids and what the workplace requires. it can be fixed but fist, make sure we have high standards for all of our children. and we're putting those things in place through the common core standards, which will ensure we have a set of national standers that are internationally benchmark. that's one important thing to don't the second thin
Dec 2, 2013 6:30pm PST
for the first time in 75 years. and as michelle cabrera tells us, it would provide new opportunities for u.s.-based oil companies. >> reporter: there is only one oil and gas company in mexico. it has been that way since 1938. in the middle of a socialist revolution, the company kicked out all foreign oil companies and the government took control of the production. for decades, they were one of the top producers, but not anymore. down from 3 and a half million barrels s a day in 2004, to le now. the spokesperson said the key to a turn around, accessing the oil in the deep gulf of mexico. deep water drilling is very expensive. just renting a platform costs up to half a million dollars as a day. they spent more than 20 billion, however, they think they need $60 billion. the problem is, they don't have that kind of money. >> reporter: so the mexican president is pushing for reform which finally would allow foreign investment. the debate is expected to begin this week on just how far the reform reforms will go. the more generous they are to foreign companies, the more investment they will
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